Nikon plans to release the big 8.3K/60p RAW update for the Z 9 shortly - giving the professional system camera impressive video capabilities. That this is not just a little flirtation with the filmmaking community, but rather part of a reorientation to focus more on the needs of filmmakers, can be seen very explicitly in the presentation for investors that Nikon gave on April 7. "Appeal to video creators by strengthening video functions" is listed there as part of the new, medium-term business strategy.
Nikon&s announcement that it is developing a remote control handgrip (MC-N10) for mirrorless cameras with Nikon Z bayonet is also aimed precisely in this direction. The grip can be used to remotely control Nikon mirrorless cameras with the Z bayonet via a wired connection, which can be especially beneficial when shooting video, such as when the camera is mounted in a larger rig. The handle can also enable more ergonomic work. Various camera functions can be addressed - Nikon is still withholding concrete information, but the product images show a rotary wheel and some common Nikon control buttons, including two freely assignable ones.
The grip can be attached to professional rigs via a rosette connection, or to other accessories using a clamp adapter (as seen in the image). When the remote grip will be released and at what price is not known.
By the way, in said presentation Nikon also gives some more outlooks on what is planned for the coming years until 2025. In order to make its mirrorless system cameras attractive to a broader range of buyers, the Z-mount lens lineup is to be greatly expanded with over 50 new lenses. For professional users, remote capabilities and those for automated shooting scenarios will be made available.
Last but not least, it is said that "advanced" features of the flagship camera Z 9 will also migrate to the rest of the camera lineup. This is very openly formulated, but who knows, owners of the Z 6II / Z 7II may have hope for internal N-RAW via firmware update, for example...